PE Studies 8 - Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity

Course code EDUC4015
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

In this course students will examine how physical activity and sport, and through them HPE, are products of particular historical, social and cultural conditions. Through identifying and discussing key sociocultural issues relating to the body, physical activity and sport, students will recognise different viewpoints and their impact on contemporary practices. Students will critically analyse approaches to issues such as: the social meanings of sport in Australia; health and the body; gender, sexuality and physical activity; the media and sport; ethnicity and race; youth cultures; and sport and politics; with a view to incorporating a sociocultural perspective within health and physical education teaching practices.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Be able to discuss how physical activity, sport and physical education are products of particular historical, social and cultural conditions

2. Be able to identify and critically evaluate different perspectives on issues relating to physical activity, sport and physical education;

3. Have developed their own values and philosophies regarding sport, physical activity, and HPE;

4. Have used inquiry-related skills and critical thinking to develop an argument in relation to sport issues, beliefs and values; and

5. Have engaged with the arguments and evidence in academic writing and research written from a sociological perspective.

Content

This course will include the following content:

  • a sociocultural perspective of sport, physical activity and HPE
  • the social meanings of sport and physical activity in Australian and other societies
  • young people and physical activity;
  • gender, sexuality and physical activity;
  • media, sport and physical activity
  • ethnicity, race and sport
  • politics and sport
  • social meanings of the body in relation to health and physical activity

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/ Bachelor of Health and Physical Education programs

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Review and reflection

Essay: Essay

Presentation: Presentations: Group

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks